Metadata: Confinement Conditions of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer

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This map shows the confining conditions of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer region. The aquifer is bounded by the edge of the Disturbed Belt on the west, by the Cypress Hills on the northeast and the Bears Paw Mountains on the southeast. The confinement of the aquifer was determinate using the sediment thickness, derived from the 3D geological model of the aquifer. The Milk River aquifer is confined by the overlying Pakowki/Claggett Formations throughout 89% of its total extent. The Virgelle Member subcrops along both sides of the Sweet Grass Arch in Montana, where the aquifer is mostly semi-confined, designating 9% of the aquifer. Only 2% of the aquifer is under unconfined conditions, mainly found in vicinity of the Sweet Grass Hills.
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TitleConfinement Conditions of the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer
Date2016-03-31 (register publication)
Date2015-03-31 (register creation)
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The confining conditions were created to provide a regional frame of the aquifer confinement.

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Date2004 (register creation)
Date2013-05-11 (register revision)
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The aquifer was defined as confined except where the Milk River Aquifer outcrops / subcrops. In this area, the confinement conditions have been defined using the following rules: • Unconfined aquifer:Absence of clay and/or silt OR Till thickness is below 3 m • Semi-Confined aquifer: Till and/or clay and/or silt thickness is below 5 m • Confined aquifer: Clay and/or silt thickness is equal or above 5 m
Saskatchewan Energy and Ressources, 2015. Surficial Geology of Saskatchewan. http://www.infomaps.gov.sk.ca/website/sir_geological_atlas/viewer.htm Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 2015.
The aquifer was defined as confined except where the Milk River Aquifer outcrops / subcrops. In this area, the confinement conditions have been defined using the following rules: • Unconfined aquifer:Absence of clay and/or silt OR Till thickness is below 3 m • Semi-Confined aquifer: Till and/or clay and/or silt thickness is below 5 m • Confined aquifer: Clay and/or silt thickness is equal or above 5 m
Colton, R.B., Lemke, R.W., and Lindvall, R.M., 1961. Glacial map of Montana east of the Rocky Mountains. U.S. Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-327, http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_1391.htm Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1961.
Fenton, M.M., Walters, E.J., Pawley, S.M., Atkinson, N., Utting, D.J., Mckay, K., 2013. Surficial Geology of Alberta: Ungeneralized Ditial Mosaic. Energy Resources Conservation Board, Alberta Geological Survey, DIG 2013-0001, http://www.ags.gov.ab.ca/publications Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 2013.
Okulitch AV, Lopez DA, Jerzykiewicz T., 1996. Bedrock geology, Lethbridge, Alberta-Saskatchewan-Montana. Precise date temporal extent is unknown; however the starting date is before 1996.


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Date2016-06-14
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada
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NameFrancois Letourneau
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage 490, rue de la Couronne, 3e étage
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
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Country : Canada Canada
Email francois.letourneau@canada.cafrancois.letourneau@canada.ca
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